Take One, Pass It On: Day 30

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Oh, hey striped skirt. It’s been a while.

In my house, I have a bit of a reputation of being anti-clutter–several times per year, I get into “a mood,” and I purge items from my closet, the attic, even the filing cabinet. We don’t have much storage in our current house, so this ritual is a means of survival. So when an item of clothing such as this skirt remains in my closet for years, there must be something special about it. In this case, I just think that a striped pencil skirt is a classic–it will never go out of style, so I keep hanging onto it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s quite stretchy, which has made it quite forgiving of all my weight fluctuations over the past few years.

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I brought it out today for the first day of class…on which I have no classes. I am “advanced” old enough that I am done with taking classes for my PhDizzle–it’s just research from here on out. No matter how old I get though, I still get a wee bit excited when selecting my outfit for the first day of school 🙂

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // black + white striped pencil skirt: Loft, similar, similar // leopard pumps: INC via eBay, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 26

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To keep things from being completely boring, I opted not to remix my navy skirt yesterday and instead “pass on” the olive cardigan. I’m a big fan of olive + black + white, so I went for that color palette today.

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This look served me well through a pretty routine day of data collection and phone calls. My one gripe is that in looking at these photos, this dress is a wee bit shorter than I would prefer for work. I honestly think that it’s my boobs that are taking up extra fabric and thus bringing up the hem a bit. So once I stop breastfeeding, maybe I’ll feel a bit less scandalous in this dress.

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olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar // black + white striped dress: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 22

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Here we are, at the start of another week of this challenge! I’ll be remixing some different pieces this week, largely because I’m starting to transition into the fall (even if the weather isn’t). For today’s look, I remixed my olive shorts.

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Technically, I’ve shared this look with you before…it was just a maternity version (which I wore almost exactly a year a go. Weird.). I wore that outfit quite a bit during my pregnancy, so I decided to recreated it with a non-maternity top (and no belly band!). It served me well for the day’s activities–Caleb was baptized yesterday, so we had my whole family over to celebrate and swim in our pool. It was definitely a great way to enjoy the afternoon.

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blush tee: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // olive shorts: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It on: Day 19

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If this week of blog posts were an album, it would be “Summer 2016 Greatest Hits”–all of my outfits seem to be ones I’ve worn several times over the course of the past few months. Today’s look is no exception. Although this skirt is unlike anything else in my closet, I really do like it. There are a few different shades of blue in it, making it a good match for cobalt or navy blue. The pattern is interesting too; it reminds me of one of those Magic Eye posters from ’90s.

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So, this was a good outfit on a bad day. I had a productive morning and was definitely in a work fugue…when daycare called. Caleb has a fever and mysterious rashes on his chest and arms. Mommy duty calls. Now I’m working from home, while keeping an eye on him and waiting for our doctor’s appointment. Fingers crossed that it’s nothing serious and that my baby feels better soon!

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navy blouse: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // blue + white pattern skirt: Joe Fresh, similar, similar // gold wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren, exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

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